Crown Laboratories Is Giving Skincare a Makeover and Replacing Hype With Hope

Dallas-based scientist Thomas Hitchcock, the mastermind behind Crown Laboratories' newest product called BIOJUVE, leverages a common skin microbe to optimize skin health. One local woman, after experiencing the products benefits firsthand in a clinical trial, says she "needs this in her life."

Hitchcock's innovative work harnessing the power of the skin microbiome has established a new category of skin therapeutics.
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Learning Before Legislating in Texas’ AI Advisory Council
Under the leadership of Senator Tan Parker and Representative Gio Capriglione, Texas' new Artificial Intelligence Advisory Council is gearing up for its next meeting on May 8, set to shape the future of AI legislation and innovation.
The Last Word: Dallas Tops Site Selection’s Metro Rankings, ‘Double Shot’ of Life Sciences Investment Adds to Momentum
by | Mar 5, 2024
According to a new report from Dallas-based JLL, society is accelerating the volume of data it creates at a rapid rate—and that data is foundational to how we work, live, and play. That's led to sharply increasing demand for data centers in a time of tightening supply, forcing a shift toward secondary and new, emerging markets. 
North Texas’ Happy Place: Plano Makes Outside Magazine’s 15 Happiest Cities List
by | Oct 11, 2023
With "lots of options for work and play," green space aplenty, and a welcoming vibe, Plano made Outdoor Magazine's cut of havens for happy living. The city also boasts the No. 1 park system in Texas per the Trust for Public Land and has a master plan to stay on top.

Irving’s ShiftKey Expands Tech Solution to Acute Care Facilities

by | Sep 15, 2023
Betting on its tech to address a looming care crisis, ShiftKey is expanding its on-demand healthcare staffing platform into acute care facilities in six states. CEO Mike Vitek (above left with CFO Brian Scott and CRO Brandon Tappan) is hopeful the move "can help chip away at the strain these facilities and healthcare providers face each and every day."
‘Texodus’: What’s Behind the Trend of Californians Moving to North Texas
A new report from StorageCafe dissects a noticeable migratory trend of Californians to the Lone Star State. Here are some reasons they're racing to get to places like North Texas—like saving over $1 million when they buy a house, for instance.
Texas Tops New List of 10 Fastest-Growing and Most Affordable States in U.S.
United Regions Van Lines, a leading U.S. long-distance moving service provider, has released its research findings on the 10 Fastest Growing and Cheapest States in America for 2023. And the Lone Star State tops the list.
Comerica Bank Boosts Small Business Efforts with New Regional Leadership Positions
by | Mar 16, 2023

Dallas-based Comerica Bank is bolstering its Small Business Banking segment with the appointment of three regional directors and announced the debut of several digital solutions throughout the year, focusing on payments and access to convenient capital....


With New $300M Joint Venture, Dallas Single-Family Rental Giant Eyes High-End Homes

by | Mar 7, 2022
Dallas-based Invitation Homes is teaming up with Boston property investment firm Rockpoint Group to buy and renovate expensive single-family homes for rental. Their plan: targeting homes in “premium neighborhoods" across the U.S. to serve "renters by choice." With expected debt, the total venture commitment is $750 million.
UTA Joins Just Three Other Universities In Achieving the Prestigious ‘Texas Tier One’ Designation
by | Aug 19, 2021
UTA is the first university to achieve the designation in more than three years—joining Texas Tech, the University of Houston, and the University of Texas at Dallas as a recognized research university.
Dallas Invents: 128 Patents Granted for Week of May 18
by | Jun 2, 2021
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 12 for patents out of 250 metros. Patents granted include: Apple’s adaptive multiplexing and transmit/receive diversity, Flypsi’s telephone network system, Micell Technologies’ coatings containing multiple drugs, Polte’s multi-path mitigation in tracking objects using a distributed antenna system, rewardStyle’s affiliate link generation, Tesla Laboratories’ mobile device as an input device for surveys at a live event, TMGCore’s liquid immersion cooling, Twitter’s swipe-to-like, and USAA’s biometric authentication on push notification.
Dallas Invents: 125 Patents Granted for Week of May 11
by | May 25, 2021
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 10 for patents out of 250 metros. Patents granted include: 7-Eleven’s event trigger based on region-of-interest near hand-shelf interaction, American Airlines’ monitoring/alert system for airline gate activities, Danco’s smart water system, Dell’s method to manage file access rights in an information handling system, Discourse.AI’s training of chatbots , Fresh Innovations’ avocado tray, Lintec of America’s tear-resistant nanofiber sheet, IBM’s managing transparent windows, Rain Bird’s volumetric budget based irrigation control, and RFCyber’s payments between two mobile devices.

Dallas Invents: 119 Patents Granted for Week of April 27

by | May 11, 2021
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 11 for patents out of 250 metros. Patents granted include: Bank of America's authentication using blockchains, Dell's validation of data integrity through watermarking, Samsung's compensating for a movement of a sensor attached to a body of a user, SYNERGEN Technology Labs' baby monitor system sound and light delivery based on vitals,Toyota's parking meter monitoring and payment system, and Walmart's product recognition through multi-model image processing.
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Symposium Highlights North Texas’ Black Tech Talent, Potential
by | May 11, 2021
Nonprofit BUiLT is hosting the event to highlight the success and possibilities of Black tech talent in the region. “There is no talent pipeline problem,” says Peter Beasley, co-founder of the Blacks United in Leading Technology International. “Black tech talent is widely available, especially in North Texas.”
Dallas Invents: 111 Patents Granted for Week of April 20
by | May 4, 2021
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 13 for patents out of 250 metros. Patents granted include: Allied Biosciences’ aqueous antimicrobial coating composition; AT&T’s placement of antennas for 5G)or other next-gen networks; Brius Technologies’ teeth repositioning systems; Cloud 9 Perception, Lineage Logistics’ profiling pallets and goods in a warehouse; Intuit’s accounting workflow integration; rewardStyle’s targeted marketing based on social media interaction; Rolls-Royce’s aircraft engine cleaning system; and Quaker Oats’ whole grain composition comprising hydrolyzed starch.
Dallas Invents: 144 Patents Granted for Week of April 13
by | Apr 28, 2021
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 9 for patents out of 250 metros. Patents granted include: STMicroelectronics' context awareness of a smart device, Berg's inhalable pharma compositions, Toyota's invisible sound barrier, Proof of Life's life detection system, SwipeSense system for more accurate hygiene compliance determinations, BlackBerry Limited's optimized short message transport, Bank of America's synthesized voice authentication engine, and McKesson's methods for determining patient financial responsibility for multiple prescription products.